I live in southern AZ,
and there's little chances of freezing weather
for 11 months of the year.
I've started using 4 - 5 drops of DAWN dish detergent
with water in my windshield washer reservoir.
( it's a matter of convenience )
It does a great job of cleaning the windows...
cuts the dust and dirt, no foam, no smear.
Is there a remote chance I'll damage the washer pump with this mixture ?
I doubt you'd harm anything with 5 drops of fluid. I just wonder if any
soap reside would set on the bottom of the bottle after lack of use.
I run Rain - X brand ww fluid through my Pontiac for a few years and
that stained the inside of the bottle a peachy orange color.
Good luck & happy heatwaves
05 Park Avenue, 29,612
91 Bonneville LE 304,246
I remember a guy bringing in his van while under warranty.
He had a paint problem, he claimed. It had odd streaks under
the windshield. Turned out he had soap in the washer reservior.
He had WAY more soap in his than you do, but I would still look
for signs of it messing your paint up.
I doubt it will hurt the pump.
I often wish that GM would simply provide a space under the hood to receive
the standard sized gallon(??) of fluid. Just remove the empty container and
replace it with a full one. (you could save up the dregs if you like)
I was not so concerned about the gallon capacity, although it's a good
idea, as I was over that of the convince. On a shitty dark night when I
run out of fluid, (never happens on a sunny day [ flat tires either!]) I
just think it would be a heck of a lot easier to open the hood and pull
out the empty container and go in the house or garageor trunk to get a
full new container or fill up the old one and slap it in the car and
drop the hood. Never mind any of this trying to hold a flashlight to
find and see the filler cap in the middle of the night and end up poring
half of it on the motor and ground.
Yes I get that! But seriously, you never know how much of that stuff you'll
need on any given trip.
I still laugh at the way things were in the old days: vacuum wipers, no
washers, the best tires two dollars could buy, holes in the floor, riding in
the rumble seat, child seats: forget it, carrying a syphon hose, strap on
chains for the muddy roads, having to back the old fords up the really steep
hills, the hand cranks, greasing every time you turned around, wheel bearings
failing, U joints falling off, brakes that didn't brake.
(O: We have it very nice now.
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